BOMBSHELL SWIMSUIT PATTERN
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
The Bombshell is modeled on a classic 1950’s silhouette, a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering yet modest swimsuits.
The pattern includes 3 variations: a gathered bust maillot, a halter neck, and a high waist bottom which you can mix and match with your favourite bikini top. With flattering ruched seams, a booty encasing seat and a skirt-like front, the Bombshell hugs your curves while providing full (but sexy) coverage. Fully lined, it will keep you decent in or out of the water.
The Bombshell is available as an instant gratification PDF you can print at home or your local copy shop; see our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions are designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.
Swimsuit lycra and swimsuit lining
45" / 1.14m
0-8 = 1.5 yd/1.4m, 10-16 = 2yd/1.8m, 18-20 = 2.25yd/2m
60" / 1.5m
0-8 = 1 yd/1m, 10-16 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 18-20 = 2yd/1.8m
0-8 = .5yd/.5m 10-20 = 1 yd/1m,
- 4 yards 1/4” rubber or “swimwear” elastic
- Needles designed for “stretch” fabrics
- Polyester thread
- Measuring tape
- Chalk pencil or other marking tool
- One pair of foam cups (optional)
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 32 pages
Copy Shop/A0 File: 2 pages